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fig·ure

(fĭg′yər)
n.
1.
a. A written or printed symbol representing something other than a letter, especially a number.
b. figures Mathematical calculations: good at figures.
c. An amount represented in numbers: sold for a large figure.
d. figures One of the digits specified as making up a larger number: a salary in the six figures.
2.
a. Mathematics A geometric form consisting of any combination of points, lines, or planes: A triangle is a plane figure.
b. The outline, form, or silhouette of a thing: saw the figure of a cat in the window.
c. The shape or form of a human body: a fashion model with an attractive figure.
d. An indistinct object or shape: The figures in the mist turned out to be lampposts.
3. A person, especially a well-known one: a famous historical figure.
4. Impression or appearance made: cut a dashing figure at the reception.
5. A person, animal, or object that symbolizes something.
6. A pictorial or sculptural representation, especially of the human body.
7.
a. A diagram: drew a figure of the office layout.
b. A design or pattern, as in a textile: silk with a paisley figure.
c. An illustration printed from an engraved plate or block.
8.
a. A configuration or distinct group of steps in a dance.
b. A pattern traced by a series of movements, as in ice skating.
9. Music A brief melodic or harmonic unit often constituting the basis of a larger phrase or structure.
10. Logic Any one of the forms that a syllogism can take, given one of the four possible arrangements of the middle term.
v. fig·ured, fig·ur·ing, fig·ures
v. tr.
1. Mathematics To calculate with numbers: figured the sum to be nearly a million.
2. To make a likeness of; depict.
3. To adorn with a design or figures.
4. Music
a. To write a sequence of conventionalized numbers below or above (the bassline) to indicate harmony.
b. To embellish with an ornamental pattern.
5.
a. To conclude, believe, or predict: I never figured that this would happen.
b. To consider or regard: figured them as con artists.
v. intr.
1. Mathematics To calculate; compute.
2.
a. To be or seem important or prominent: a key fact that figures in our understanding of what happened.
b. To be pertinent or involved: His advice barely figured in my decision.
3. Informal To seem reasonable or expected: "I found my keys in the sofa." "Well, that figures, given that you were sitting there last night."
Phrasal Verbs:
figure in
To add in or include, as in making an account: figured in travel expenses when estimating the cost.
figure on Informal
1. To depend on: We figured on your support.
2. To take into consideration; expect: I figured on an hour's delay.
3. To plan: We figure on leaving at noon.
figure out
1. To discover or decide: Let's figure out a way to help.
2. To solve or decipher: Can you figure out this puzzle?
Idiom:
go figure
Used in the imperative to indicate the unexpectedness or absurdity of something.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin figūra; see dheigh- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

fig′ur·er n.
Synonyms: figure, design, device, motif, pattern
These nouns denote an element or arrangement of elements in a decorative composition: a tapestry with a floral figure; a rug with a geometric design; a brooch with a fanciful and intricate device; a scarf with a heart motif; fabric with a plaid pattern. See Also Synonyms at calculate, form.

figure

(ˈfɪɡə; US ˈfɪɡjər)
n
1. (Mathematics) any written symbol other than a letter, esp a whole number
2. (Mathematics) another name for digit2
3. (Mathematics) an amount expressed numerically: a figure of 1800 was suggested.
4. (plural) calculations with numbers: he's good at figures.
5. visible shape or form; outline
6. the human form, esp as regards size or shape: a girl with a slender figure.
7. a slim bodily shape (esp in the phrases keep or lose one's figure)
8. a character or personage, esp a prominent or notable one; personality: a figure in politics.
9. the impression created by a person through behaviour (esp in the phrase to cut a fine, bold, etc, figure)
10.
a. a person as impressed on the mind: the figure of Napoleon.
b. (in combination): father-figure.
11. (Art Terms) a representation in painting or sculpture, esp of the human form
12. an illustration or explanatory diagram in a text
13. a representative object or symbol; emblem
14. (Crafts) a pattern or design, as on fabric or in wood
15. (Dancing) a predetermined set of movements in dancing or skating
16. (Mathematics) geometry any combination of points, lines, curves, or planes. A plane figure, such as a circle, encloses an area; a solid figure such as a sphere, encloses a volume
17. (Rhetoric) rhetoric See figure of speech
18. (Logic) logic one of the four possible arrangements of the three terms in the premises of a syllogism. Compare mood22
19. (Music, other) music
a. a numeral written above or below a note in a part. See figured bass, thorough bass
b. a characteristic short pattern of notes
vb
20. (when: tr, often foll by up) to calculate or compute (sums, amounts, etc)
21. (tr; usually takes a clause as object) informal chiefly US and Canadian and NZ to think or conclude; consider
22. (tr) to represent by a diagram or illustration
23. (Textiles) (tr) to pattern or mark with a design
24. (Art Terms) (tr) to depict or portray in a painting, etc
25. (Rhetoric) (tr) rhetoric to express by means of a figure of speech
26. (tr) to imagine
27. (Music, other) (tr) music
a. to decorate (a melody line or part) with ornamentation
b. to provide figures above or below (a bass part) as an indication of the accompanying harmonies required. See figured bass, thorough bass
28. (usually foll by: in) to be included: his name figures in the article.
29. (intr) informal to accord with expectation; be logical: it figures that he wouldn't come.
30. go figure informal an expression of surprise, astonishment, wonder, etc
[C13: from Latin figūra a shape, from fingere to mould]
ˈfigureless adj
ˈfigurer n

fig•ure

(ˈfɪg yər; esp. Brit. ˈfɪg ər)

n., v. -ured, -ur•ing. n.
1. a numerical symbol, esp. an Arabic numeral.
2. an amount or value expressed in numbers.
3. figures, the use of numbers in calculating; arithmetic.
4. a written symbol other than a letter.
5. the form or shape of something; outline.
6. the bodily form or frame: a graceful figure.
7. a character or personage, esp. one of distinction: a well-known figure in society.
8. the appearance or impression made by a person or sometimes a thing.
9. a representation, pictorial or sculptured, esp. of the human form.
10. an emblem, type, or symbol: The dove is a figure of peace.
11. a figure of speech.
12. a textural pattern, as in cloth or wood.
13. a distinct movement or division of a dance.
14. a movement or series of movements in skating.
15. a short succession of musical notes, as either a melody or a group of chords, that produces a single complete and distinct impression.
16. a combination of geometric elements disposed in a plane shape or solid form, as a circle, polygon, or sphere.
17. Logic. the form of a categorical syllogism with respect to the relative position of the middle term.
v.t.
18. to compute or calculate (often fol. by up): to figure up a total.
19. to express in figures.
20. to mark or adorn with a design or pattern.
21. to represent or express by a figure of speech.
22. to represent by a pictorial or sculptured figure, a diagram, or the like; picture or depict; trace (an outline, silhouette, etc.).
23. Informal. to conclude, judge, reason, or think: I figured that you wanted me to stay.
v.i.
24. to compute or work with numerical figures.
25. to be or appear: Your name figures importantly in my report.
26. Informal. to be logical, expected, or reasonable: It figures: when I have the time to travel, I don't have the money.
27. figure on,
a. to count or rely on.
b. to take into consideration; plan on.
28. figure out,
a. to understand; solve.
b. to calculate; compute.
[1175–1225; Middle English < Old French < Latin figūra shape, trope, derivative of fingere to shape]
fig′ur•a•ble, adj.
fig′ure•less, adj.
fig′ur•er, n.

figure


Past participle: figured
Gerund: figuring

Imperative
figure
figure
Present
I figure
you figure
he/she/it figures
we figure
you figure
they figure
Preterite
I figured
you figured
he/she/it figured
we figured
you figured
they figured
Present Continuous
I am figuring
you are figuring
he/she/it is figuring
we are figuring
you are figuring
they are figuring
Present Perfect
I have figured
you have figured
he/she/it has figured
we have figured
you have figured
they have figured
Past Continuous
I was figuring
you were figuring
he/she/it was figuring
we were figuring
you were figuring
they were figuring
Past Perfect
I had figured
you had figured
he/she/it had figured
we had figured
you had figured
they had figured
Future
I will figure
you will figure
he/she/it will figure
we will figure
you will figure
they will figure
Future Perfect
I will have figured
you will have figured
he/she/it will have figured
we will have figured
you will have figured
they will have figured
Future Continuous
I will be figuring
you will be figuring
he/she/it will be figuring
we will be figuring
you will be figuring
they will be figuring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been figuring
you have been figuring
he/she/it has been figuring
we have been figuring
you have been figuring
they have been figuring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been figuring
you will have been figuring
he/she/it will have been figuring
we will have been figuring
you will have been figuring
they will have been figuring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been figuring
you had been figuring
he/she/it had been figuring
we had been figuring
you had been figuring
they had been figuring
Conditional
I would figure
you would figure
he/she/it would figure
we would figure
you would figure
they would figure
Past Conditional
I would have figured
you would have figured
he/she/it would have figured
we would have figured
you would have figured
they would have figured
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.figure - a diagram or picture illustrating textual materialfigure - a diagram or picture illustrating textual material; "the area covered can be seen from Figure 2"
illustration - artwork that helps make something clear or attractive
2.figure - alternative names for the body of a human beingfigure - alternative names for the body of a human being; "Leonardo studied the human body"; "he has a strong physique"; "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
human, human being, homo, man - any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
body, organic structure, physical structure - the entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being); "he felt as if his whole body were on fire"
person - a human body (usually including the clothing); "a weapon was hidden on his person"
juvenile body - the body of a young person
adult body - the body of an adult human being
male body - the body of a male human being
female body - the body of a female human being
3.figure - one of the elements that collectively form a system of numerationfigure - one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration; "0 and 1 are digits"
integer, whole number - any of the natural numbers (positive or negative) or zero; "an integer is a number that is not a fraction"
binary digit - either 0 or 1 in binary notation
octal digit - a digit from 0 to 7 in octal notation
decimal digit - a digit from 0 to 9 in decimal notation
duodecimal digit - a digit from 0 to 11 in duodecimal notation
hexadecimal digit - a digit from 0 to 15 in hexadecimal notation
significant digit, significant figure - any digit of a number that is known with certainty; any digit of a number beginning with the leftmost non-zero digit and ending with the rightmost non-zero digit (or a zero considered to be the exact value); "he calculated the answer to four significant figures"
0, cypher, nought, zero, cipher - a mathematical element that when added to another number yields the same number
1, ace, one, single, unity, I - the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number; "he has the one but will need a two and three to go with it"; "they had lunch at one"
2, II, two, deuce - the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one or a numeral representing this number
3, deuce-ace, III, tercet, ternary, ternion, terzetto, three, threesome, trey, triad, trine, trinity, trio, triplet, troika, tierce, leash - the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one
IV, Little Joe, quadruplet, quartet, quatern, 4, four, quaternion, quaternity, tetrad, foursome, quaternary - the cardinal number that is the sum of three and one
5, cinque, fin, five, fivesome, Little Phoebe, pentad, Phoebe, quint, quintuplet, quintet, V - the cardinal number that is the sum of four and one
6, Captain Hicks, half a dozen, hexad, sestet, sextuplet, sise, six, sixer, VI, sextet - the cardinal number that is the sum of five and one
7, heptad, septenary, septet, seven, sevener, VII - the cardinal number that is the sum of six and one
8, eight, eighter, eighter from Decatur, octad, octet, octonary, ogdoad, VIII - the cardinal number that is the sum of seven and one
9, ennead, IX, Nina from Carolina, nine, niner - the cardinal number that is the sum of eight and one
4.figure - a model of a bodily form (especially of a person); "he made a figure of Santa Claus"
dummy - a figure representing the human form
figurehead - figure on the bow of some sailing vessels
figurine, statuette - a small carved or molded figure
simulation, model - representation of something (sometimes on a smaller scale)
marionette, puppet - a small figure of a person operated from above with strings by a puppeteer
snowman - a figure of a person made of packed snow
5.figure - a well-known or notable person; "they studied all the great names in the history of France"; "she is an important figure in modern music"
important person, influential person, personage - a person whose actions and opinions strongly influence the course of events
6.figure - a combination of points and lines and planes that form a visible palpable shape
shape, form - the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance; "geometry is the mathematical science of shape"
equilateral - a figure whose sides are all equal
pencil - a figure formed by a set of straight lines or light rays meeting at a point
plane figure, two-dimensional figure - a two-dimensional shape
solid figure, three-dimensional figure - a three-dimensional shape
subfigure - a figure that is a part of another figure
parallel - (mathematics) one of a set of parallel geometric figures (parallel lines or planes); "parallels never meet"
7.figure - an amount of money expressed numerically; "a figure of $17 was suggested"
amount, amount of money, sum, sum of money - a quantity of money; "he borrowed a large sum"; "the amount he had in cash was insufficient"
8.figure - the impression produced by a person; "he cut a fine figure"; "a heroic figure"
effect, impression - an outward appearance; "he made a good impression"; "I wanted to create an impression of success"; "she retained that bold effect in her reproductions of the original painting"
9.figure - the property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individualsfigure - the property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals; "he had a number of chores to do"; "the number of parameters is small"; "the figure was about a thousand"
amount - the relative magnitude of something with reference to a criterion; "an adequate amount of food for four people"
preponderance, prevalence - a superiority in numbers or amount; "a preponderance of evidence against the defendant"
countlessness, innumerableness - a number beyond counting
bulk, majority - the property resulting from being or relating to the greater in number of two parts; the main part; "the majority of his customers prefer it"; "the bulk of the work is finished"
minority - being or relating to the smaller in number of two parts; "when the vote was taken they were in the minority"; "he held a minority position"
fewness - the quality of being small in number
roundness - the quality of being round numbers; "he gave us the results in round numbers, but their roundness didn't affect the point he was making"
10.figure - language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense
cakewalk - an easy accomplishment; "winning the tournament was a cakewalk for him"; "invading Iraq won't be a cakewalk"
blind alley - (figurative) a course of action that is unproductive and offers no hope of improvement; "all the clues led the police into blind alleys"; "so far every road that we've been down has turned out to be a blind alley"
megahit, smash hit, blockbuster - an unusually successful hit with widespread popularity and huge sales (especially a movie or play or recording or novel)
sleeper - an unexpected hit; "that movie was the sleeper of the summer"
home run, bell ringer, bull's eye, mark - something that exactly succeeds in achieving its goal; "the new advertising campaign was a bell ringer"; "scored a bull's eye"; "hit the mark"; "the president's speech was a home run"
housecleaning - (figurative) the act of reforming by the removal of unwanted personnel or practices or conditions; "more housecleaning is in store at other accounting firms"; "many employees were discharged in a general housecleaning by the new owners"
goldbrick - anything that is supposed to be valuable but turns out to be worthless
lens - (metaphor) a channel through which something can be seen or understood; "the writer is the lens through which history can be seen"
rhetorical device - a use of language that creates a literary effect (but often without regard for literal significance)
conceit - an elaborate poetic image or a far-fetched comparison of very dissimilar things
irony - a trope that involves incongruity between what is expected and what occurs
exaggeration, hyperbole - extravagant exaggeration
kenning - conventional metaphoric name for something, used especially in Old English and Old Norse poetry
metaphor - a figure of speech in which an expression is used to refer to something that it does not literally denote in order to suggest a similarity
metonymy - substituting the name of an attribute or feature for the name of the thing itself (as in `they counted heads')
oxymoron - conjoining contradictory terms (as in `deafening silence')
prosopopoeia, personification - representing an abstract quality or idea as a person or creature
simile - a figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with `like' or `as')
synecdoche - substituting a more inclusive term for a less inclusive one or vice versa
zeugma - use of a word to govern two or more words though appropriate to only one; "`Mr. Pickwick took his hat and his leave' is an example of zeugma"
domino effect - the consequence of one event setting off a chain of similar events (like a falling domino causing a whole row of upended dominos to fall)
flip side - a different aspect of something (especially the opposite aspect); "the flip side of your positive qualities sometimes get out of control"; "on the flip side of partnerships he talked about their competition"
period - the end or completion of something; "death put a period to his endeavors"; "a change soon put a period to my tranquility"
summer - the period of finest development, happiness, or beauty; "the golden summer of his life"
dawn - an opening time period; "it was the dawn of the Roman Empire"
evening - a later concluding time period; "it was the evening of the Roman Empire"
rainy day - a (future) time of financial need; "I am saving for a rainy day"
11.figure - a unitary percept having structure and coherence that is the object of attention and that stands out against a ground
percept, perception, perceptual experience - the representation of what is perceived; basic component in the formation of a concept
ground - a relatively homogeneous percept extending back of the figure on which attention is focused
12.figure - a decorative or artistic work; "the coach had a design on the doors"
argyle, argyll - a design consisting of a pattern of varicolored diamonds on a solid background (originally for knitted articles); patterned after the tartan of a clan in western Scotland
bear claw - an incised design resembling the claw of a bear; used in Native American pottery
damascene - a design produced by inlaying gold or silver into steel
decal, decalcomania - either a design that is fixed to some surface or a paper bearing the design which is to be transferred to the surface
decoration, ornament, ornamentation - something used to beautify
device - any ornamental pattern or design (as in embroidery)
emblem - special design or visual object representing a quality, type, group, etc.
herringbone pattern, herringbone - a pattern of columns of short parallel lines with all the lines in one column sloping one way and lines in adjacent columns sloping the other way; it is used in weaving, masonry, parquetry, embroidery
linocut - a design carved in relief into a block of linoleum
mandala - any of various geometric designs (usually circular) symbolizing the universe; used chiefly in Hinduism and Buddhism as an aid to meditation
mihrab - (Islam) a design in the shape of niche in a Muslim prayer rug; during worship the niche must be pointed toward Mecca
motif, motive - a design or figure that consists of recurring shapes or colors, as in architecture or decoration
polka dot - design consisting of a pattern of regularly spaced circular spots
pyrograph - a design produced by pyrography
screen saver - (computer science) a moving design that appears on a computer screen when there has been no input for a specified period of time; "screen savers prevent the damage that occurs when the same areas of light and dark are displayed too long"
sunburst - a design consisting of a central disk resembling the sun and rays emanating from it
tattoo - a design on the skin made by tattooing
tetraskele, tetraskelion - a figure consisting of four stylized human arms or legs (or bent lines) radiating from a center
triskele, triskelion - a figure consisting of three stylized human arms or legs (or three bent lines) radiating from a center
weave - pattern of weaving or structure of a fabric
marking - a pattern of marks
13.figure - a predetermined set of movements in dancing or skating; "she made the best score on compulsory figures"
maneuver, manoeuvre, play - a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill; "he made a great maneuver"; "the runner was out on a play by the shortstop"
figure eight - a skating figure that carves an 8 in the ice
spread eagle - a skating figure executed with the skates heel to heel in a straight line
Verb1.figure - judge to be probable
pass judgment, evaluate, judge - form a critical opinion of; "I cannot judge some works of modern art"; "How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people"
take into account, allow - allow or plan for a certain possibility; concede the truth or validity of something; "I allow for this possibility"; "The seamstress planned for 5% shrinkage after the first wash"
2.figure - be or play a part of or in; "Elections figure prominently in every government program"; "How do the elections figure in the current pattern of internal politics?"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
3.figure - imaginefigure - imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind; "I can't see him on horseback!"; "I can see what will happen"; "I can see a risk in this strategy"
realize, see, understand, realise - perceive (an idea or situation) mentally; "Now I see!"; "I just can't see your point"; "Does she realize how important this decision is?"; "I don't understand the idea"
visualise, visualize - form a mental picture of something that is invisible or abstract; "Mathematicians often visualize"
conceive of, envisage, ideate, imagine - form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case; "Can you conceive of him as the president?"
4.figure - make a mathematical calculation or computation
math, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
reason - think logically; "The children must learn to reason"
quantise, quantize - apply quantum theory to; restrict the number of possible values of (a quantity) or states of (a physical entity or system) so that certain variables can assume only certain discrete magnitudes that are integral multiples of a common factor; "Quantize gravity"
work out - be calculated; "The fees work out to less than $1,000"
extract - calculate the root of a number
process - perform mathematical and logical operations on (data) according to programmed instructions in order to obtain the required information; "The results of the elections were still being processed when he gave his acceptance speech"
prorate - divide or assess proportionally; "The rent was prorated for the rest of the month"
miscalculate, misestimate - calculate incorrectly; "I miscalculated the number of guests at the wedding"
recalculate - calculate anew; "The costs had to be recalculated"
average out, average - compute the average of
factor, factor in, factor out - resolve into factors; "a quantum computer can factor the number 15"
add together, add - make an addition by combining numbers; "Add 27 and 49, please!"
deduct, subtract, take off - make a subtraction; "subtract this amount from my paycheck"
multiply - combine by multiplication; "multiply 10 by 15"
fraction, divide - perform a division; "Can you divide 49 by seven?"
interpolate, extrapolate - estimate the value of
differentiate - calculate a derivative; take the derivative
integrate - calculate the integral of; calculate by integration
survey - plot a map of (land)
estimate, gauge, approximate, guess, judge - judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time); "I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds"
budget - make a budget
capitalise, capitalize - compute the present value of a business or an income
solve, resolve - find the solution; "solve an equation"; "solve for x"
figure out, puzzle out, solve, lick, work out, work - find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of; "did you solve the problem?"; "Work out your problems with the boss"; "this unpleasant situation isn't going to work itself out"; "did you get it?"; "Did you get my meaning?"; "He could not work the math problem"
5.figure - understand; "He didn't figure her"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
apprehend, comprehend, get the picture, grok, savvy, grasp, compass, dig - get the meaning of something; "Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?"

figure

noun
1. statistic, amount, total, quantity, number No one really knows the true figures.
2. digit, character, symbol, number, numeral, cipher deduct the second figure from the first
3. outline, form, shape, shadow, profile, silhouette A figure appeared in the doorway.
4. representation, image, likeness a life-size bronze figure of a woman
5. shape, build, body, frame, proportions, chassis (slang), torso, physique Take pride in your health and your figure.
6. personage, force, face (informal), leader, person, individual, character, presence, somebody, personality, celebrity, worthy, notable, big name, dignitary, notability The movement is supported by key figures.
7. diagram, drawing, picture, illustration, representation, sketch, emblem Figure 26 shows a small circular garden of herbs.
8. design, shape, pattern, device, motif, depiction The impulsive singer had the figure cut into his shaven hair.
9. price, cost, value, amount, total, sum It's hard to put a figure on the damage.
verb
1. suppose, think, believe, expect, guess I figure I'll learn from experience.
2. make sense, follow, be expected, add up, go without saying, seem reasonable When I finished, he said, `Yeah. That figures'.
3. (usually with in) feature, act, appear, contribute to, be included, be mentioned, play a part, be featured, have a place in, be conspicuous I didn't figure in his plans.
4. calculate, work out, compute, tot up, add, total, count, reckon, sum, tally Figure the interest rate.
figure on something (U.S. informal) plan on, depend on, rely on, count on, bargain on I never figured on that scenario.
figure out calculate, reckon, work out, compute I want to figure out how much it'll cost.
figure something or someone out understand, make out, fathom, make head or tail of (informal), see, solve, resolve, comprehend, make sense of, decipher, think through, suss (out) (slang) How do you figure that out? I can't figure that guy out at all.

figure

noun
1. Arithmetic calculations.Used in plural:
arithmetic, computation, number (used in plural).
2. The external outline of a thing:
3. An element or a component in a decorative composition:
verb
1. To ascertain by mathematics:
2. Informal. To have an opinion:
Informal: judge.
Idiom: be of the opinion.
phrasal verb
figure on
Informal. To look forward to confidently:
phrasal verb
figure out
1. Informal. To find a solution for:
Informal: dope out.
2. Informal. To arrive at an answer to (a mathematical problem):
Translations
رَقْمشَكْلشَكْل بَيانيشَكْل، صورَهيَظْهَر
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figurfigurereforestillegætte påoptræde
numerotajutahahmohoksatakeksiä
brojke
idomsíkidom
ásÿnd, útlit; vaxtarlaghugsa, reikna útkoma fram, birtastmyndskÿringarmynd
数字
숫자
drožinys laivo pirmagalyjefigūrafigūruotimetaforiškaimetaforiškas
aprēķinātaugumsciparsdiagrammafigūra
cifrafigurovaťobrazec
postavapredstavljati sipričakovatiprikazračunanje
siffrafigur
ตัวเลข
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figure

[ˈfɪgəʳ]
A. N
1. (= shape, silhouette) → figura f
a figure in a blue dressuna figura vestida de azul
2. (= bodily proportions) → tipo m, figura f
she's got a nice figuretiene buen tipo or una buena figura
he's a fine figure of a manes un hombre con un tipo imponente
clothes for the fuller figuretallas fpl grandes
to keep/lose one's figureguardar/perder la línea or el tipo
to watch one's figurecuidar la línea or el tipo
3. (= person) → figura f
a key figure in twentieth century musicuna figura clave en la música del siglo veinte
a figure of authorityuna figura de autoridad
he cut a dashing figure in his new uniformse veía muy elegante con su nuevo uniforme
today she cuts a lonely figurehoy aparece como una figura solitaria
father figurefigura f paterna
these days he's become a figure of funúltimamente se ha convertido en el hazmerreír de todos
mother figurefigura f materna
public figurepersonaje m público
4. (= numeral) → cifra f
how did you arrive at these figures?¿cómo has llegado a estas cifras?
he was the only player to reach double figuresera el único jugador que marcó más de diez tantos
we want inflation brought down to single figuresqueremos que la inflación baje a menos del diez por cien
5. figures (= statistics) → estadísticas fpl, datos mpl; (= calculations) → cálculos mpl
the latest figures show thatlas últimas estadísticas or los últimos datos muestran que ...
he's always been good at figuressiempre se le han dado bien los números, siempre se le ha dado bien la aritmética
6. (= amount) [of money] → cifra f, suma f; (= number) [of items] → cifra f, número m
what sort of figure did you have in mind?¿qué cifra or suma tenías en mente?
I wouldn't like to put a figure on itno quisiera dar una cifra
some estimates put the figure as high as 20,000 deadalgunos cálculos dan una cifra or un número de hasta 20.000 muertos
7. (= diagram) → figura f
8. (Art) → figura f
9. (Geom, Dance, Skating) → figura f
a figure of eight, a figure eight (US) → un ocho
10. (Ling) figure of speechfigura f retórica
B. VI
1. (= appear) → figurar (as, among como entre) his name doesn't figure on the listsu nombre no figura en la lista
this issue figured prominently in the talkseste tema ocupó un papel prominente en las negociaciones
2. (esp US) (= make sense) it doesn't figureno tiene sentido, no encaja
that figures!¡lógico!, ¡obvio!
C. VT (esp US) (= think) → imaginarse, figurarse; (= estimate) → calcular
I figure they'll comeme imagino or me figuro que vendrán
I figured there'd be about 20calculé que habría unos 20
she figured that they had both learned from the experiencepensaba or creía que los dos habían aprendido de la experiencia
D. CPD figure skating Npatinaje m artístico
figure in VT + ADV (US) → contar
figure on VI + PREP (esp US) → contar con
he hadn't figured on the problems that would ariseno había contado con los problemas que surgirían
the meeting was longer than I'd figured onla reunión fue más larga de lo que yo esperaba
I wasn't figuring on goingno contaba con ir
are you figuring on going?¿piensas ir?
figure out VT + ADV
1. (= understand) [+ person] → entender; [+ writing] → entender, descifrar
I just can't figure it out!¡no me lo explico!, ¡no lo entiendo!
2. (= work out) [+ sum] → calcular; [+ problem] → resolver
can you figure out how to do this?¿entiendes cómo se hace esto?
I couldn't figure out the answerno pude encontrar la respuesta or solución
they had it all figured outlo tenían todo calculado
figure up VT + ADV (US) → calcular

figure

[ˈfɪgər]
n
(= number) → chiffre m
Can you give me the exact figures? → Pouvez-vous me donner les chiffres exacts?
to put a figure on sth
I couldn't put a figure on it → Je ne pourrais pas le chiffrer.
to be in single figures [inflation, unemployment] → être en dessous de la barre des 10%
to reach double figures [sportsman] → atteindre les deux chiffres
(= body shape) → ligne f
She's got a good figure
BUT Elle est bien faite.
to watch one's figure → faire attention à sa ligne
I have to watch my figure → Je dois faire attention à ma ligne.
to keep one's figure → garder la ligne
to lose one's figure → prendre du poids
(= outline) → silhouette f, forme f
Helen saw the figure of a man on the bridge → Helen a vu la silhouette d'un homme sur le pont.
(GEOMETRY)figure f
(= sculpture) → statue f
(= person) → personnage m
She's an important political figure → C'est un personnage politique important.
an authority figure → une figure de l'autorité
public figure → personnalité f publique
to be a figure of fun → être un guignol
to cut a brave figure (= look brave) → faire bonne figure
vt (US) (= think) to figure (that) ... → supposer que ...
vi
(= appear) → figurer
(US) (= make sense) → s'expliquer
that figures → ça paraît logique
figure on
vt fus (US) to figure on doing → compter faire
figure out
vt sep
(= calculate) → calculer
I'll try to figure out how much it'll cost → Je vais essayer de calculer combien ça va coûter.
[+ understand] → comprendre
I couldn't figure out what it meant → Je n'arrivais pas à comprendre ce que cela signifiait.
I can't figure him out at all → Je n'arrive pas du tout à le comprendre.
(= decide)
She had not yet figured out what she was going to do → Elle n'avait pas encore d'idée précise de ce qu'elle allait faire.figure eight n (US)huit m

figure

n
(= number)Zahl; (= digit)Ziffer f; (= sum)Summe f; to put a figure on somethingetw konkret in Zahlen angeben; could you put some sort of figure on the salary?können Sie mir die ungefähre Höhe des Gehaltes mitteilen?; he didn’t want to put a figure on iter wollte keine Zahlen nennen; name your figurenennen Sie Ihren Preis; he’s good at figureser ist ein guter Rechner; a mistake in the figureseine Unstimmigkeit in den Zahlen; have you seen last year’s figures?haben Sie die Zahlen vom Vorjahr gesehen?; Miss Jones, could you bring in the figures for the Fotheringham contract?Fräulein Jones, könnten Sie das Zahlenmaterial zum Fotheringham-Vertrag bringen?; to reach double figuresin die zweistelligen Zahlen gehen; a three-figure sumeine dreistellige Summe; to sell for a high figurefür eine hohe Summe verkauft werden; he earns well into six figureser hat gut und gern ein sechsstelliges Einkommen; government figures show that …die Zahlen der Regierung zeigen, dass …; the figures work (inf)es rechnet sich (inf)
(in geometry, dancing, skating) → Figur f; figure (of) eightAcht f
(= human form)Gestalt f
(= shapeliness)Figur f; she has a good figuresie hat eine gute Figur; I’m dieting to keep my figureich lebe Diät, um meine Figur zu behalten; to lose one’s figureseine Figur verlieren; to get one’s figure backseine alte Figur wiederbekommen; what a figure!(was für) eine tolle Figur!; she’s a fine figure of a womansie ist eine stattliche Frau; he’s a fine figure of a maner ist ein Bild von einem Mann
(= personality)Persönlichkeit f; (= character in novel etc)Gestalt f; the great figures of historydie Großen der Geschichte; a key public figureeine Schlüsselfigur des öffentlichen Lebens; figure of funWitzfigur f, → lächerliche Erscheinung
(= statuette, model etc)Figur f
(Liter) figure of speechRedensart f, → Redewendung f; it’s just a figure of speechdas ist doch nur eine (leere) Redensart, das sagt man doch nur so
(Mus) → Figur f, → Phrase f; (= notation)Ziffer f
(= illustration)Abbildung f
vt
(= decorate) silk etcbemalen, mustern; figured velvetbedruckter Samt
(Mus) bassbeziffern; melodyverzieren
(= imagine)sich (dat)vorstellen, sich (dat)denken
(esp US inf: = think, reckon) → glauben, schätzen (inf)
(US inf: = figure out) → schlau werden aus, begreifen
vi
(= appear)erscheinen, auftauchen; where does pity figure in your scheme of things?wo rangiert Mitleid in deiner Weltordnung?; he figured in a player trat in einem Stück auf; he figured prominently in my planser spielte eine bedeutende Rolle in meinen Plänen
(inf: = make sense) → hinkommen (inf), → hinhauen (inf); that figuresdas hätte ich mir denken können; it doesn’t figuredas passt or stimmt nicht zusammen

figure

:
figure-conscious
adjfigurbewusst; he’s very figureer achtet sehr auf seine Figur
figurehead
n (Naut, fig) → Galionsfigur f
figure-hugging
adjfigurbetont
figure-skate
viEiskunst laufen
figure skater
nEiskunstläufer(in) m(f)
figure skating

figure

[ˈfɪgəʳ]
1. n
a. (number) → cifra
to be good at figures → essere bravo/a a fare i conti
a mistake in the figures → un errore nei calcoli, un errore di calcolo
to reach double/three figures → raggiungere le due/tre cifre
b. (body, outline) → figura, forma
he's a fine figure of a man → è un bell'uomo
he cuts a fine figure → ha molta classe
to lose one's figure → perdere la linea
c. (person) → figura, personaggio
public figure → personaggio pubblico
d. (drawing, Geom) → figura; (diagram) → illustrazione f
2. vi
a. (appear) → figurare
b. (esp Am) (make sense) → essere logico/a, spiegarsi
that figures! (fam) → è logico!
3. vt (esp Am) (think, calculate) → pensare, immaginare
figure on vi + prep (Am) → contare su
I figured on him arriving by 6 o'clock → contavo sul fatto che sarebbe arrivato alle 6
figure out vt + adv (understand) → riuscire a capire; (calculate, sum) → calcolare
I just can't figure it out! → non ci arrivo!

figure

(ˈfigə) , ((American) ˈfigjər) noun
1. the form or shape of a person. A mysterious figure came towards me; That girl has got a good figure.
2. a (geometrical) shape. The page was covered with a series of triangles, squares and other geometrical figures.
3. a symbol representing a number. a six-figure telephone number.
4. a diagram or drawing to explain something. The parts of a flower are shown in figure 3.
verb
1. to appear (in a story etc). She figures largely in the story.
2. to think, estimate or consider. I figured that you would arrive before half past eight.
ˈfigurative (-rətiv) adjective
of or using figures of speech. figurative language.
ˈfiguratively adverb
ˈfigurehead noun
1. a person who is officially a leader but who does little or has little power. She is the real leader of the party – he is only a figurehead.
2. an ornamental figure (usually of carved wood) attached to the front of a ship.
figure of speech
one of several devices (eg metaphor, simile) for using words not with their ordinary meanings but to make a striking effect.
figure out
to understand. I can't figure out why he said that.

figure

رَقْم údaj figur Ziffer σχήμα cifra numero chiffre brojke cifra 数字 숫자 cijfer siffer figura algarismo числа siffra ตัวเลข şekil con số 统计数字

fig·ure

n. figura; cifra, número.

figure

n (of a person) figura, línea